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School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...

This photo provided by Alexandra Flaherty shows Jessica Overstreet, 26, at home in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Foster children have enormous challenges even in the best of times and Overstreet, who became a foster child in her teens, fears the new reality brought by the coronavirus pandemic has made some foster kids’ already difficult situations “100 times worse.” (Alexandra Flaherty via AP)

Pandemic piles new pressures on foster children, caretakers

May. 13, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Overstreet first entered foster care at age 14, separated from her siblings and knowing very little about what her new life meant aside from what she had seen in the popular musical “Annie.” So for a while, at the beginning, she kept her status a secret. Her case...

Foreign adoptions by US families drop by more than a quarter

May. 6, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents fell by more than one-quarter last year, extending a 15-year decline, according to State Department figures released Wednesday. Sharp drops in adoptions from China and Ethiopia more than offset increases from Ukraine, Liberia and...

This Sept. 13, 2019 photo provided by the family shows Adebambo Alli, left, Robin Gallite and their adopted daughter, Adenike-Rae, at the Lekki Conservation Center, a natural reserve protecting the wetlands of the Lekki peninsula in Nigeria. Stranded in Nigeria for months, the couple had a rare chance to board a U.S-bound evacuation flight amid the coronavirus outbreak. They refused to fly because Adenike-Rae has yet to receive a U.S. visa and they would have had to leave her behind. (Adebambo Alli via AP)

Americans stuck in Africa trying to bring adopted kids home

Apr. 14, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

Stranded in Nigeria for months, a Colorado couple had a rare chance to catch an evacuation flight to the U.S. recently during the coronavirus outbreak. But they refused because they would have had to leave behind their adopted daughter, who has yet to get a U.S. visa. “After we found our daughter and our...